Mixed Barista Arts

Break the Routine, Barista Challenge in a New Way!

This May, Mixed Barista Arts (MBA) will generate a revolution in the coffee industry with a brand new competition format to challenge all baristas around Asia. MBA will create an exciting atmosphere not only for the contestants but also for the audience, who will witness first-hand the skillset required to be talented barista. No other competition can compare!

MBA is aimed at discovering the all-rounded barista who has the full set of skills! From assembling a grinder, making a shot within a designated time, creating the best latte art, to cooperating with the team efficiently while engaging with the customers. Contestants have to shine in all stages to be crowned as the best all-rounded barista in Asia – perhaps the first in the world, too!

MBA will be held at HOFEX – Asia’s leading food and hospitality tradeshow from 8 -11 May 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The show covers a wide range of food-service equipment, supplies, technology as well as the food, beverage and wine itself!. At a specialised zone, Bean2Cup @ HOFEX, there will be a selection of hundreds of coffee beans, roasters, grinders, espresso machines and barista tools, etc. for professional baristas to try and buy.

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Deadline: 4pm, 13 April 2017

Call for Application

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Click here to download rules & regulations.

Click here to download score sheets.

MBA Committee

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Chairman

Mr Scottie Callaghan

Roasting & Operations Director

Redback Coffee Limited

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Mr Dennis Cheung

Roaster

Redback Coffee Limited

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Mr Felix Wong

Director

Coffee Assembly Limited

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Ms Janice So

Community Builder

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Judging Panel

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Head Judge

Mr Caleb Cha

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Courtney Dettrich

Coffee Training and Education Manager

Starbucks Reserve and Roastery

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Daniel Chan

Director

Gear Coffee Roasters

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Day Ng

Business Development Director

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Gary Wong

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Ivy Lai

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Kim Yeung

Head Barista

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William Chan

Director

Black Sugar Coffee

Event Programme

1-3 May, Mon-Wed
MBA Heats

4 May, Thur
MBA Semi Finalists Announced

8-10 May, Mon-Wed
MBA Semi Finals
Announcement of Finalists (10th afternoon)

11 May, Thur
MBA Grand Final
Awards Ceremony

Prize & Award

Champion: Trophy & HK$20,000 Cash Prize
1st Runner up: Trophy & HK$10,000 Cash Prize
2nd Runner up: Trophy & HK$5,000 Cash Prize

CO-ORGANISERS

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Official Espresso Machine

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Official Coffee Grinder

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Sponsors

Cafede Kona
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Coffee Cup Sponsor

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CONTACT

For competition details, rules and regulations:

Redback Specialty Coffee
Units B&C, 18/F Success Industrial Building,
17 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon
: Mr Dennis Cheung
: +852 2472 3603
: +852 2472 3602
: dennis.cheung@redbackcoffee.com.hk

For sponsorship:

UBM HKES
Unit 1203, 12/F, Harcourt House,
39 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
: Mr Derek Lau
: +852 2804 1500
: +852 2528 3103
: exhibit@hkesallworld.com

2015 RESULTS

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Hong Kong Cafe of the Year
SEGAFREDO ZANETTI ESPRESSO
Cherase Ng & Brian Cheng

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Grand Barista Championship 2015
CHAMPION
Cherase Ng & Brian Cheng – Segafredo Zanetti Espresso
1ST RUNNER-UP
Joe Yu & Brian Tang – Studio Caffeine
2ND RUNNER-UP
Eddie Man & King Cheung – Pacific Coffee Company

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Grand Latte Championship
CHAMPION
Lux Wong – CoCo Espresso
1ST RUNNER-UP
Ivy Lai – CoCo Espeesso
2ND RUNNER-UP
Ken Lam – Cafe Habitu

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Coffee and Food Challenge
CHAMPION
Johnathan Fan – Individual
1ST RUNNER-UP
Chiu Hoi Pang & Fan Mei Ki – McCafe
2ND RUNNER-UP
Reeves Chung & Chii Yat Ming – Coffee Engineering

Most Popular Barista

MOST POPULAR BARISTA
Wong Hing Yee – Studio Caffeine